The Buddha’s Therapy For The Mind

The discussion on Friday 2012 March 09  7:00 – 8:50 pm will be led by The Venerable Mahinda.

The topic will be The Buddha’s therapy for the mind and body.

Bhante Wetara Mahinda, who resides at the Vihara, is former head of the archaeology department of the University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.

The Venerable Mahinda will present an illustrated talk, present relevant suttas (the Buddha’s discourses) and other references, and will facilitate a discussion. Examples of 8th to 12th century AD Sri Lankan hospital sites around Buddhist monasteries including the United Nations World Heritage sites, at Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa will be discussed.

To increase the your enjoyment and the value you will receive from the talk please read the following links before the event:

 

The Four Noble Truths play a pivotal role in the therapeutic roots of Buddhism.  These truths,  and the Noble Eight Fold Noble Path,  are sometimes called the medicine that cures suffering.

It is generally understood that the Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path can be applied to mental and emotional disorders reducing stress and anxiety,  removing grief and a sense of loss,  enabling recovery from trauma; resolving conflict between individuals and society,  facilitating passages through difficult transitions,  healing wounds created by the actions of self and others, exploring spiritual aspects of existence, and facing the final stages of life without worry over death.

Far less known is the fact that Buddha gave elaborate guidance regarding medical treatments for individuals suffering from physical and mental diseases. His teachings resulted in hospital-like facilities, predominantly based on Ayurveda (ancient Indian folk medicine), Buddhism having  been established in ancient India.

Please support this exceptional opportunity by attending and being at the 7 PM start, promptly, if at all possible.

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